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Ive been interested in history since I was a 
kid. Maybe my fascination with the past 
stemmed in part from having grown up in 
the town of Lexington, Mass.-the site of the 
opening battle of the Revolutionary War in 1775 
and a place that is filled with monuments and 
statues and ancient graveyards where famous and 
anonymous citizens from the 17th and 18th cen- 
turies lie beneath somber slate headstones that 
speak eloquendy of the fleeting pleasures of life 
and of the implacable fate that awaits all humans. 
Ive always tended to see the world around me 
as a part of the fabric of the past, and so it was 
not at all surprising that when I embarked upon 
a career as a teacher and a scholar, I did so as a 

In my work as president of Lebanon Valley 
College, I no longer practice the craft of either 

teacher or scholar. But the historian in me 
continues to see this contemporary place-this 
small college today in the second decade of the 21st 
century — as an indivisible part of the continuum 
that embraces the past small colleges-the earlier 
places that were also Lebanon Valley College-that 
have occupied these same premises over the past 
146 years, beginning in the seventh decade of the 
19th century. Those past places are gone away 
and yet all are here with us. And as I pondered 
the mystery of time, the theme for this issue of the 
President s Report emerged: Yesterday and Today. 
When we examine the phenomenon of historical 
evolution, we commonly note the existence, 
side-by-side, of change and continuity. For all 
the dramatic physical changes that differentiate 
the present LVC from past LVCs, it is important 
to grasp the elements of continuity that make 



The editorial staff of the "The Bizarre, " 
the student yearbook from 1899-1915, 
when it became "The QuittapahiUa. " 
Alfred Tennyson Sumner, J, L. Kreider, and 
Samuel H. Derickson, all members of the 
Class of 1902, are among those pictured, 
Sumner was likely the second student 
from Sierra Leone to attend LVC (see 
"Connections"). Kreider and Derickson 
would both return to the College to teach 
and today, Derickson Hall is named in the 
Litters honor. 

this fundamentally the same 
institution over time. Close faculty- 
student relationships remain at the 
heart of our work Students still 
conduct research with their faculty 
mentors. Students still drop by 
faculty offices to discuss assignments 
and presentations or just to talk 
about life in general. 

Though some traditions and 
names may have changed over 
the years, you will find in these 
pages stories about people and 
places that have, for the most part, 
remained unchanged. From the 
Carnegie Library and Admin- 
istration Building/Humanities 
Center to women's athletics and 

religion, these brief histories 
highlight just a few of the many special things about this beloved place. 

Adding to the special nature of this report, I am thankful that many friends 
and colleagues agreed to write, provide family photographs, or be interviewed for 
these narratives. LVC notables such as Bill Brown 79, Janet Eppley Bucher '50, 
the Rev. Norman Bucher '50, Dr. Art Ford '59, Sue Sarisky Jones '92, Brad McAlester, 
Dr. Bill McGill H'98, Dr. Kevin Pry 76, Anne Shroyer Shemeta '51, Greg 
Stanson '63, and the Rev. Dr. Dennis Williams, among others, contributed. Dr. 
Jeff Robbins, associate professor of religion, and Dr. Noelle Vahanian, associate 

professor of philosophy, braved some dreary weather to be photographed with 
their children, Charlie and Rose-Marie, so that a 1900-era photo could be 
recreated. The original photograph shows the Shroyer family on the porch of 
what is now the Shroyer Health Center. 

Finally, before moving on to some brief acknowledgements for the past academic 
year, I wish to offer special thanks to Maureen Anderson Bentz '00, access services 
librarian in the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, and the Rev. Dr. Paul 
Fullmer, College chaplain. Maureen spent coundess hours exploring the College 
Archives for "just the right photo," and Paul shared much of his research and 
photography archives from his recendy published "Annville Township," an 





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Cast of the 1913 Junior Annual Play, "Bizarre," The play was first performed 
on Dec. 8, 1911, in the Engle Conservatory. A repeat performance was held on 
Feb. 20, 1912. 












impressive history of Annville, the 
College, and its people. 

This past year, we lost some very 
special people who had served LVC 
for decades as acting president, 
trustees, professors, and friends. 
Among those individuals who 
died were Dr. E Allen Rutherford 
Jr. H'85, acting president for 
several months in 1 984 and 
18-year member of the Board of 
Trustees; Dr. Eugene C. Fish 
H'82, benefactor of the Eugene 
C. Fish Distinguished Chair in Business, member of the Board of Trustees, and 
presidential advisor for almost 40 years; Dr. Madelyn Albrecht, associate professor 
emerita of education and 18-year member of the Education Department; Dr. 
Barnard H. Bissinger, former John Evans Lehman Chair of Mathematics; and 
Ella Dellinger, an LVC Auxiliary member for decades and whose family has 
been associated with LVC since the late 1800s. Most recendy, Dr. Bryan V. 
Hearsey, chair and professor emeritus of mathematical sciences, died nearing 
his 40th year at the College. Dr. Hearsey served as acting dean early in my 
presidency and will be remembered through the Bryan Hearsey Actuarial Science 
Scholarship Fund, created by friends and former students in his honor. 

Several members of the board, faculty, and staff retired this past year as well. 
Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87 retired after serving as a key member of the Board of 
Trustees since 1975, including board vice chair since 1989. Dr. Arnold has 
been a board member through five presidents and two acting presidents. 

In 1943 at the old Annville Train Station, the campus community sends off LVC 
students who were called off to war. 

Arnold Field, the Arnold Sports Center, and the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne 
Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education are just a few of the projects 
that the Arnold family has supported through their time and generosity. William 
Lehr Jr., Esq., retired after a dozen years of service to the board and College, including 
two terms as chair of the Board of Trustees. Lehr and his wife, Beverlee, have also 
been generous benefactors of the College, supporting numerous projects including 
multicultural scholarships and the Lehr Dining Room in the Mund College Center. 

Dr. Dennis Sweigart, professor emeritus of music; Rosemary Yuhas, dean 
emeritus of student affairs; Allen R. Yingst, director of public safety; Dr. Roger 
M. Nelson, professor emeritus of physical therapy; and Maria Paulovici, house- 
keeper, each retired this year. Together, they were part of our family for more 
than 120 years and will remain so as they enjoy retirement. 

So, as I conclude my final semester as president, I leave you with a heartfelt 
statement that I first wrote in the spring Valley magazine. "The College is well 
positioned for this change; we face this transition with confidence." 

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LVC students participate i n flight training during World War II under the direction 
of professors Samuel O. Grimm (far left) and Hiram H. Sheuk (far right). 


he Rev. David £. Long, a 

member of LVCs class of 1900, 
demonstrated his Valley pride in 
this photograph (right) taken during his 
time as a student at the College around 
1898. The College archives recently obtained 
this photograph following a fascinating 
chain of events that began with a fall 201 1 
performance by Ralph Stanley and the 
Clinch Mountain Boys at the Harrisburg 
Midtown Arts Center. During the concerts 
intermission, Harrisburg-area residents Bill 
and Ethel Weigle asked a man wearing LVC 
apparel about his connection to the College 
only to find — much to their surprise — that 

they were speaking with College President Stephen 
C. MacDonald. Bill shared with MacDonald that his 
grandmother had been born in Annville. Might the 
College help him to locate and learn more about the 
family house? MacDonald referred the couple to the 
Colleges chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, a local 
history enthusiast. Fullmer helped the Weigles locate the 
Annville home of the Rev. David E. Long, Bills great- 
grandfather; the same home in which Bill s grandmother 
was born. 

In addition to finding the family home, Bill and Ethel 
learned that Long's Valley pride had also been expressed 
through a Memorial Ministerial Scholarship Award 
established by the family in 1965. The latest recipient of 
the David E. Long Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship 

The Rev. David E. Long, Class of 1900 


Kathryn Lewis y 12 is the latest recipient of the David R Long Scholarship. 

awarded annually to a student considering 
a career in Christian ministry, is Kathryn 
Lewis '12, a senior religion major from 

In response to these encouraging 
discoveries, Bill and Ethel have not only 
shared historic photographs with the 
College archives, but have also committed 
funds to enhance the support provided 
through the scholarship established by their 
family. Who would have thought that an 
intermission encounter with the College 
president could be so rewarding? The next 
time you re at a performance in Harrisburg, 
keep an eye out for LVC apparel, or our 
soon-to-be-retired president! 

The Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, Chaplain; Director 
of Community Service and Volunteerism 

Biology Lecture Room: Carl F Schmidt, Class 
of 1914, is listed as being in the photograph. Schmidt would 
go on to earn his medical degree from the University of 
Pennsylvania and, while in China for a two-year research 
project, discover ephedrine in collaboration with Dr. K.K. 
Chen. Ephedrine was the first drug that could be taken 
orally to relieve symptoms of hay fever and asthma. 

(bottom): Dr. Al Wolfe, professor of biology, works with 
a student in the Neidig-Garber Science Center. 


The LVC Gymnasium, current home 
to mens and women's basketball 
and women's volleyball, held its 
first athletic contests in 2003-2004, which 
coincided with the 100th anniversary of 
basketball for Valley men and women. It 
is well-known that the new gym replaced 
the historic Lynch Memorial Gymnasium, 
which first opened its doors to competition 
in 1951. However, very few know of the 
existence of the Colleges first gymnasium 
that was located in, of all places, the 
Administration Building/Humanities Center. 
LVC s first gym was tucked into the south 
corner of the current building. It took up the 
bottom two floors of what is now the mail 

LVC's first gymnasium was located in the current 
Administration Building/Humanities Center, This 
picture is from the mid-1920s before a campus 
dance. Dancing was only recently allowed by 
campus authorities when this photograph was taken. 

room, the presidents office, and the dean's office. Consisting of a basketball court on the main floor and a six- 
foot wide track or balcony above the court, the space was extremely small by any standard but was welcomed 
by students and the community at the time. 

The remainder of the basement area held spaces for locker rooms, a handball court, and a smaller gym. This 
area was popular among students and a frequent site for dances and other social events. 

After the student body outgrew the basement gym and more space was needed for classrooms and offices, 
then- President A. Clyde Lynch (1932-1950) led efforts to construct a new facility, and Lynch Memorial 
Gym was born. During its more than 50 years of use,' Lynch hosted many memorable events and served as 
home court for the 1994 NCAA Division III national champion men's basketball team. Lynch hosted its 
final game in February 2003. 

This history of athletic success has certainly continued in the newer LVC Gymnasium, which is among 
the finest in all of NCAA Division III. Providing seating for 1,650, the 36,000 square-foot gymnasium fea- 
tures stadium-style chairs, roll-out 
bleachers, and a skybox area — the 
Dutchman Lounge. The facility 
has hosted numerous conference 

Editor's Note: Further research has since revealed 
that members of the Kalozetean Literary Society 
dug their own gym around 1882. It eventually 
had a dumb-bell rack, a shower bath, and a tub 
bath. (1882-1883 College Catalogue, p. 37; and 
Paul A. W. Wallace, "Lebanon Valley College: A 
Centennial History," 1 966, p. 1 07) 

(above): Lynch Memorial Hall 
Gymnasium in 1955 when it was 
known as the Lynch Physical Education 
Building, (left): The current men's 
basketball team practices in the new 
gymnasiunh which opened in 2003-2004. 

playoff games including four rounds of the 201 1 NCAA Women's 
Basketball Tournament and the first round of the 2005 NCAA Mens 
Basketball Tournament. It has also provided a distinct home-court 
advantage to the women's volleyball team, which is currendy riding a 
streak of four consecutive Commonwealth Conference titles and NCAA 
postseason appearances — a first for any LVC athletic program. 

From a basement to a state-of-the-art facility, Lebanon Valley College s 
gymnasiums have been home to numerous athletes and countless 
memorable moments. 

Katrina Wells '12, Historical Communications and History Major 




Student-run theater has a long and 
distinguished history at Lebanon 
Valley College. As early as 1 9 1 1 , 
individual fraternities were known to put 
on occasional plays, but the founding of the 
Wig and Buckle Dramatic Society during 
the 1934-1935 school year brought regular 
drama productions to the LVC campus. 
As its original name suggests, Wig and 
Buckles early efforts often revolved around 
performances of classic plays from the 
Shakespearian and Restoration periods, for 
the English Department faculty had a major 
voice in shaping the selection of the works 

produced. One or two productions a year, running for one to three nights was the norm. On limited budgets, 
a modest number of students performed in several improvised campus locales, as well as on a tiny stage in 
the old Engle Music Conservatory (which stood on a site now home to the Blair Music Center). Legend 
has it that the stage was so small that access to one side of the stage had to be made through a window from 
outside the building! 

Restyled in the early 2000s, the Wig and Buckle Theater Company now reflects the high level of commitment 
and discipline demanded of its participants. This 76-year-old organization uses professional criteria to select 
plays for production. The company operates without censorship on the understanding that it clearly labels 
content for its audiences. It produces two or three legitimate plays and one musical every year, each with a 
six-to-seven night run. Each year, about 100 students fill the more than 230 jobs required to proudly carry 
out Wig and Buckle s liberal arts mission: to serve its audience by following Shakespeare's advice to delight 
and instruct by "holding the mirror up to nature." 

Dr. Kevin Pry *76> Associate Professor of English; Executive Director/Advisor of the Wig and Buckle Theater Company 

Student play; photograph, date 
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The 1940-1941 play "Mr. Pirn Passes By" 
was presented by the Kalozetean and 
Delphian Literary Societies as their 
annual joint performance. 

Current Wig and Buckle members wear 
costumes from some recent plays, including 
"Wild Oats, " "The Taming of the Shrew, " 
and "The Importance of Being Earnest. " 
(L to n): Laura Gingerich '12, Katie Deppen '13, 
Kathryn Lewis '12, Keifer Kemmerly '13, 
Vicki Childers '12, Rosemary Bucher '14, 
and (kneeling): Elise Wysocki '13 







(top, I. to r.): Dan Chambers '67, 
Kent Willaver, and Harold Todd '69. 
(bottom, I. to r.): Kevin Smith '13, 
Jason Gigous '12, and Cory Homer '12 

The Seven Dwarfs 


The 1952-53 men's basketball team "were 
the champions of the MAC West, and once 
they played and routed the Fordham team in 
the Palestra to advance to the NCAA 'Sweet 
Sixteen,' they were known throughout the 
country as the 'Seven Dwarfs' of college 
basketball, not one of them over 6'1 ',' most in 
the 5'8"-5'9" range. They came from Lebanon 
Valley College, the smallest school with its 
458 students ever to advance that far in the 
NCAA playoffs, and because the NCAA later 
split into divisions one, two, and three, no 
one will ever beat that record." 

From "Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs/ 1 by 
Dr. Art Ford '59, professor emeritus of English. 
Available at www ivcedu/CollegeStore 

Today, every trip to an LVC home 
game brings with it a history lesson. 
Five banners hang at the east end 
of the gymnasium, representing the mens 
basketball programs five retired numbers. 
Those jerseys say as much about the history 
of the basketball program as they do about 
the men who wore them. 

The #11 jersey belonging to Howie Landa '55 
reminds fans not just of his famous 'Seven 
Dwarfs' team that played the underdog role 
to earn their way to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 
1953, but of a simpler era of basketball. It 
was a time before the shot clock, three-point 
shot, and dunking, where a team could slow 
the game to a glacial pace and pull off big 
upsets. Despite the disadvantages, Landa 
managed to score 1,936 career points, a 

record that would stand for nearly 20 years. 

The man who broke his scoring record was Don 
Johnson '73, whose #40 banner hangs next to Landas. Although NCAA basketball still lacked a shot clock 
or three-pointer in the 1970s, Johnson scored 1,976 points on a fast-paced, high-scoring team that won 
their first MAC title since 1952-53 to earn a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament (the NCAA 
Tournament had separated into three divisions earlier that decade). 

The 1990s are represented twice on the timeline with Mike Rhoades '95, who wore #5 as he captained 
the Flying Dutchmen to the 1994 NCAA Division III National Championship, and Andy Panko '99, who 
electrified capacity crowds with 2,515 points and a pair of national player of the year awards. The 1990s 
were golden years for LVC basketball, with five NCAA tournament appearances to go with their Cinderella 
run to the 1994 title that brought national fame to the little College in Annville. 

The final jersey, the #23 of J.D. Byers '05, marks an historic transition in LVC basketball. A flashy point 
guard with unlimited range who set the school record for three-pointers, Byers began his career playing in 
the cramped confines of 50 year-old Lynch Gym and ended it in the soaring new LVC Gymnasium. He 
took the Dutchmen to the 2005 NCAA Tournament while proving that great athletes can also be great 
students, earning the Jostens Trophy as the nations top student-athlete in mens basketball. 

Tim Flynn '05, Director of Sports Information 

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Tfo 2011-2012 men's basketball team recreates the 'Seven 
Dwarfs' photo from 1952-1953. (L to n): Terry Barlet (assistant 
coach), Scott Mailen '82 (assistant coach), and Brad McAlester 
(head coach) wore bowties in honor of the late Dr. George "Rinso" 
Marquette '48. 

(right): The 1952-53 team that went to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. 
(L to r.): Head Coach George "Rinso" Marquette, Richie Furda, Marty 
Gluntz, Howie Landa, Lou Sorrentino, Herb Fields, Don Grider, 
Bob Blakeney, Leon Miller, Bill Vought,Jim Handley, and Howie Rosier 

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little more than a decade after 
Senda Berenson of Smith College 
began teaching the first known 
women's basketball class, LVC started a 
women's basketball team in 1903-1904 
comprised of 13 players with familiar 
names such as Engle, Hershey, Light, and 
Batdorf. That first team won four of five 
games, scoring a combined 47 points in the 
victories. Berenson had greatly modified the 
mens rules because she was worried about 
the women suffering from "nervous fatigue." 
By the 1930s, field hockey — or girls' hockey, 
as it was referred to at the time — became the 
dominant sport on campus, with about 50 
players attending a tournament of teams held 
in Philadelphia. And more than three decades 

before the 1972 passage of Tide DC would enable greater opportunities for female student-athletes, LVC already 
had competitive women's archery, basketball, and hockey programs, and had established a vibrant Women's 
Athletic Association (WAA) and Girls' Intramurals Program. 

The WAA operated under the slogan "A sport for every girl, and every girl in a sport" and hosted intramural activities 
ranging from hare-and-hound chases and tennis to handball and baseball. In fact, the WAA prioritized the 
intramural programs over intercollegiate competition because it "ends competition between schools, which 
usually ends in a bad feeling." 

Women's athletics continued to grow competitively through the 
decades. The College added sports and opportunities for women and 
their programs began to excel. 

Today, the women's program is arguably one of the top overall 
programs in NCAA Division III. In the past three years alone, the 
field hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, and soccer teams, as well 
as women cross country and track student-athletes, have qualified and 
participated in the NCAA postseason championships. 







Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Director of Marketing and Communications 

This 1930s photograph shows 

that field hockey — simply 

called "hockey" at the time — 

carried great interest and 

support among the students. 


There's an old adage that buildings, 
like dogs, reflect the most admirable 
attributes of their owners. 
If this saying holds true, then LVC s 
renovated Administration Building/Humanities 
Center designates the College as a caring, 
considerate, and clairvoyant owner. This 
campus centerpiece — rededicated in April 
2009 after undergoing a substantial $2.3- 
million exterior facelift under the direction of 
John Milner Architects of Chadds Ford — has 
been restored to its original 1905 appearance. 

This building literally rose from ashes. 
On Christmas Eve in 1 904, a fire destroyed 
LVC s original Civil War-era Administration 

Building, which had stood on the same soil. Just a few days after the blaze, then-President Hervin Ulysses 
Roop journeyed to New York City to meet philanthropist Andrew Carnegie at his residence and seek 
financial assistance for rebuilding. 

Carnegie was no stranger to LVC. Earlier in the year, he had committed money for the construction of 
a library on campus. Architect Abner A. Ritcher, a native of North Annville who had established a prolific 
local practice by 1900, had designed the library. Its cornerstone had been laid in June 1904, and it would 
be dedicated and opened a year later. But, the Christmas Eve fire had put the institutions viability in 
some doubt. 

Roop proved a successful lobbyist amidst such a daunting scenario. He secured what would today be 
called a matching grant: if LVC raised $50,000, then Carnegie would provide the same amount. Roop 
returned to campus and sent letters to friends of LVC describing Carnegie's pledge and pleading for 
support. Donations flowed in. Construction of a new building soon began. Against this backdrop, 
Ritcher formulated plans for a new Administration Building in the hybrid Tudor Gothic style. 

LVCs recent comprehensive renovation of the outer shell of the building included a new roof, energy- 
efficient window replacements that maintain historical accuracy, brick restoration, terra cotta replacements, 

A Christmas Eve fire in 1904 
destroyed the original Civil 
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(near right): Administration Building/ Humanities Center 
in 1950, (far right) Administration Building/Humanities 
Center after the August 1915 hurricane 

(below): The building today at dusk 

a refurbished parapet with a new clock face, and the restoration 
of the metal dome of the bell tower. 

Dr. Owen Moe, chair and Vernon and Doris Bishop Distinguished 
Professor of Chemistry, and president of the Friends of Old Annville, a local 
historical preservation group, commented: "We applaud the College s decision 
to give such a valuable historical landmark a thorough and accurate restoration 

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The building has genuine character and provides a powerful architectural presence 
not only on the LVC campus, but also in the town of Annville." 
The restoration project stands as a cherished achievement for President Stephen 
C. MacDonald: "It was a priority to preserve the 
historical accuracy of this iconic building that was 
built more than a century ago," he said. "We were 
able to return the exterior of the building to its 
former elegance and assure that it will stand for 
many years to come." 

Martin J. Parkes, Executive Director of Marketing and 







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A mission-oriented society has existed 
among the College s student 
. organizations from the earliest 
days of its history, but the earliest graduates 
on record as going abroad to Sierra Leone 
as missionaries were Mary Richards and 
Ira E. Albert, both of the class of 1897. In 
the history of the United Brethren Church, 
A.W. Drury asserts, "In the first twenty-five 
years of the work of the Church Missionary 
Society in Sierra Leone . . . one hundred 
and nine of the missionaries of the society 
died." Unfortunately, Ira would pay the 
price for his bravery, dying in Sierra Leone 
in 1902, probably of the African fever. The 
mission schools name there was changed to 

Albert Academy in his memory. Mary remained in Sierra Leone for a time before 
returning and becoming the editor of "Women's Mission Evangel." 

In the 1920s, William N. Martin '18 went to Sierra Leone and later 
became principal of the Albert Academy. He also did research in the African 
interior and collected biological specimens for LVC and the Smithsonian 
Institution. His most famous gift to the College was Lenny the Leopard, 
which was last seen on the steps of the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library on 
a graduation morning in the 1990s. 

Martin was followed by Mabel Silver '26, who arrived in Africa in 1932. 
Silver Hall was named in her honor. 

If the stories of LVC grads who have worked in the mission fields are re- 
markable and moving statements of the values and goals of their alma mater, 
the stories of Africans who came to the Valley to extend their education are 
no less so. 

In a listing of foreign students at LVC before 1900 there are two identified as being from Sierra 
Leone; James Morris Lesher, who is listed in the catalog for 1886, but does not appear after that; and 

Alfred Tennyson Sumner, 
Class of 1902 

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Alfred Tennyson Sumner, who is listed in 1898 and is subsequently noted 
to have graduated in 1902. 

Sumner returned to Sierra Leone and described himself in the December 
1904 College Forum as "principal of the Training School, pastor of the 
church, superintendent of the boys' home, a quack doctor, and a jack at 
everything else." He would also author grammars of the Mende, Sherbo, and 
Temne languages. His son, the Hon. Doyle Sumner, attended LVC from 1936 
to 1938 and eventually became Sierra Leone s Minister of Natural Resources. 

Over the years there have been other LVC graduates from Africa, all of them 
fulfilling the hope of the early missionaries, that those they nurtured would in 
turn serve others. Notable among them have been Solomon Caulker '41, 
F. Obai Kabia 73, and Eyako Kofi Wurapa '90. 

Caulker became vice principal of Fourabah College in Sierra Leone. He 
was killed in a plane crash on Aug. 29, 1960, on his way back from the 
international conference on Science in the Advancement of New States, 
held in Rehovoth, Israel. 

Kabia spent nearly 30 years as a diplomat and employee of the Secretariat 
of the United Nations. He now resides in New Jersey and works with 
the Sierra Leone government. While with the U.N., Kabia also served 
as a longtime member of LVC s Board of Trustees and three of his four 
daughters attended the College. 

Wurapa, whose parents were missionaries who ran a mobile clinic 
in Ghana, moved to the U.S. in 1984 to escape the country's unrest. After 
graduating from LVC, he earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania 
State University College of Medicine and interned at the Walter Reed Army 

Medical Center, where he was assigned to the 101st Division as a flight 
surgeon. He continues to serve on medical missions and has a private 
practice in Fayetteville, N.C. 

No matter their origins, these graduates are the fibers of the African 
connection. All reflect the dedication to serving 
others that has been at the heart of LVC s 
educational mission since its founding. Of that 
they and we can be proud. 

Dr. BMMcGiUH'98, Senior Vice President 
andD t u of the i acuity Emeritus 

Jordan Weaver '13, a psychology 
and sociology major from Denver, 
Pa., is currently spending a 
semester at the United States 
International University in 
Nairobi, Kenya. You can follow 
her blog by visiting 


Lebanon Valley College s campus and 
the community of Annville has been 
a blurred line since LVC s founding 
in 1 866. Names of town business owners 
duplicate as founders and leaders of the 
College just as leaders at LVC have served 
as Annvilles greatest supporters. Campus 
events such as the tug of war over the Quittie 
and the annual ValleyFest celebration have 
spilled through the towns streets while town 
traditions such as the annual Memorial Day 
Parade and Old Annville Days continue to 
bring history, color, and life to campus. 

Serving as a gateway to the College, 
Sheridan Avenue has welcomed students 
and guests to LVC for more than 100 years. 
Nearly as old as the College, the home built 

for David Kreider Jr. sits at the corner of East Sheridan and North College avenues. Built in the 1890s, the 
home served not only as a residence for David Kreider Jr. and his wife and children, but also later for his 
grandson, David Kreider Shroyer '26, and his wife, Frances Long Shroyer '28. They lived in the home for 
many years and raised their four children there. 

For Anne Shroyer Shemeta '51, one of those four children, it is impossible to separate her childhood 
memories on campus from those on her own family property. "For us," Anne said, "the campus served as an 
extension of our backyard. The students and professors knew us by name, and we would play hide-and-seek 
in and around the Humanities Building. With our windows wide open, we fell asleep at night listening to 
the students practicing their music across the street, and we served as willing participants in the annual mur- 
der and May Day 

Similarly, the family 
ancestry serves as a who s 
who of the Valley with 
charter trustees, professors, 
and more than 30 proud 
alumni to date. For Anne s 



The Shroyer Health Center today. 
Dr.JeffRobbins, associate professor 
of religion, and his wife, Dr. Noelle 
Vahanian, associate professor of 
philosophy, recreate the circa 1900 
photo with their children, Charlie 
and Rose-Marie, 

mother and siblings, this long lineage 
and tie to LVC made the decision to 
share the family home with LVC an 
easy one. After selling the structure 
to the College, Frances Long Shroyer 
made a donation to the Colle^ to 
secure the naming opportunity of 
the family home. The building has 
appeared as an official marking on the 
College's campus map since the early 
1990s and serves the College community 
today as the Shroyer Health Center. 

Jasmine Amnions Bucher *97> M'lL 
Director of Web Communications and 
New Media 

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A brief story of four 
generations ofBucher 
women at LVC as told by 
Janet Eppley Bucher '50 
and Rosemary Bucher '14. 

The phrase, "LVC family," takes on a new meaning when you speak with Rosemary Bucher '14. 
Rosemary, a fourth-generation LVC student studying digital communications and music business at 
the Valley, is the latest in a long line ofBucher women to attend LVC. 

The legacy began in 1918 when her great-grandmother, E. Mae Smith Bucher, graduated from LVC; her 
grandmother, Janet Eppley Bucher, graduated in 1950; and her mother, Jasmine Amnions Bucher, earned 
her undergraduate degree in 1997 and her MBA in 201 1 from LVC. 

Common threads that extend beyond LVC tie all four generations together. Janet fondly remembered 
her first connection to the Bucher family. "Norman [the Rev. Norman Bucher '50] and I were partners in 
the May Pole Dance as part of the 1949 May Day Celebration. At the same time, I was president of LVC s 
campus chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association and Norman was president of the Young Mens 
Christian Association." They married in 1952 and will be celebrating their 60th anniversary this June. 

The couples daughter-in-law, Jasmine, director of web communications and new media at LVC, was an 
English communications major, sang in Concert Choir, served on Student Government, and was co-editor 
of La Vie Collegienne. Rosemary has followed in her mothers footsteps and, despite being just a sophomore, 
serves as co-editor of La Vie and sings in the Colleges Concert Choir. She also caught the acting bug from 
her mother, who still advises the theater group at Palmyra High School. Rosemary has been active in Wig 
and Buckle since day one. "I looked at other schools, but after my audition for the Music Department, I knew W 


Rosemary is not the first member of the family 
to be a fourth-generation Dutchman. Alicia 
Biesecker Shemon '04 holds the prize in that 
category. Here's a listing of all members of her 
family who attended LVC: 

Augustus Crone 1904 

E. Mae Smith Bucher '18 

Norman Bauman Bucher Sr. ' 1 8 

Martha Crone Eppley '43 

Eugene Smith Bucher '50 

The Rev. Norman Bauman Bucher Jr. '50 

Janet Eppley Bucher '50 

Roberta Eppley Biesecker 75 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97, M' 1 1 

Alicia Biesecker Shemon '04 

Rosemary Bucher '14 

The Rev. Norman Bucher '50 sits in the atrium of 
the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library surrounded by 
ife, Janet Eppley Bucher '50; granddaughter, 
nary Bucher '14; and daughter-in-law, Jasmine 
Ammons Bucher '97, M'l 1. 

that I wanted to be at the Valley. Growing up around campus made LVC seem 
like home, and Ive felt that way my entire life. I think part of me decided to go to 
LVC when I was three years old." 

And while 60-plus years of history lie between Rosemary and Janet — and 
almost 100 years to the day have passed since great-grandmother E. Mae Smith 
Bucher first stepped on campus — these women remain close. Though Chapel 
attendance is no longer required at LVC, as it was when Norman and Janet 

attended classes, Rosemary walks to their church — Christ UCC in Annville — 
weekly to attend and sing in their choir. Jasmine and Rosemary also recently sang 
together at Christ UCC for a celebration honoring Norman as pastor emeritus. 

As told tojayanne Hayward *01, Director of Alumni Programs 


It was a school of the United Brethren 
in Christ that flung open its doors to 
students as Lebanon Valley College on 
Monday morning, May 7, 1 866. There were 
those in the United Brethren Church who 
were downright hostile to higher education, 
and therefore, to the creation of LVC. Their 
opposition was based on the fear that school 
beyond "the three Rs [Reading, wRiting, 
and aRithmetic]" would lead to worldliness. 
Such fears were counterbalanced by the 
church's need for an educated leadership 
and the realization that the church could 
not expect to retain its youth if it failed to 
give them opportunities for growth. The 
counterbalancing factors triumphed. 

As an institution of the United Brethren, 
which later merged with the Methodist 

Church, chapel attendance was required. Students were "to attend prayers every morning and every evening 
except on Saturday and Sabbath." On the Sabbath, they were required to attend public worship twice. In 
the morning, they could worship "at such places as their parent . . . may designate." In the evening, they 
were to attend church with the faculty. Such observant propriety was not welcomed by all. There were occa- 
sional pranks that expressed displeasure, such as "bringing a horse and buggy on the chapel platform before 
morning prayers." 

By the 1 940s, chapel attendance requirements were long gone. In their place was a once-a-week chapel 
service, a certain number of which students were to attend. Today, there is no such mandatory requirement. 
This does not mean that the imprint of the church is absent from the visage of the College. Parents who in 
the late 1 860s sent the first students to Lebanon Valley did so expecting that the school would provide a 
vibrant religious life and training for service to the world. 

Such an atmosphere continues to thrive on campus today. There are presendy two worship opportunities each 
week in which the Christian story is central. There are numerous Bible study groups and religious support groups 
for several denominations. Students serve as mentors to high-risk students in an urban school district, work on 
Habitat for Humanity projects, shovel snow for senior citizens, and provide music in area churches. Vibrant faith 
and a spirit of service are still very much alive on the campus of Lebanon Valley College. 

The Rev. Dr. J. Dennis Williams, Board of Trustees Emeritus 

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(left, I to r.): 1970 Class Officers Jon 
Rogers, John Beardsley, Kongkun 
Hemmaplardh, Greg Scott, and 
Bobbie Harris, (above, I. to n): 
Michael Nelson '12, Jimmy Long' 14, 
Kevin Greene '13, Travis Miller '12, 
and Cristabelle Braden '15 recreate 
the 1970 photograph in Millei* Chapel 
The students are members of some 
of the several campus Christian 



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Marching band, date unknown 


A brief history of the 
Carnegie Library as told 
by Greg Stanson '63> vice 
president for enrollment 
and student affairs emeritus, 
and Bill Brown 79, vice 
president for enrollment. 

In the Carnegie Library rotunda, there is an old black and white photograph of a group of students 
standing in the rotunda at a high, marble-topped table, surrounded by two stories of bookshelves. Today, 
the rotunda serves as the reception area for admission visitors, and recendy a similar table was installed 
to display LVC memorabilia. "Over the years, thousands of admission decisions have been made over a table 
topped with the very same marble," Greg Stanson '63 said. The past is never very far from the present. 

"The Carnegie Library has included at times lounges, classrooms, administrative offices, a snack bar, and a 
bookstore," Bill Brown *79 noted. Stanson and Brown agree that the most remarkable change in Carnegie's 
function was to become the front door of campus for prospective students and their families. "President 
Fredrick P. Sample '52 first moved admissions into Carnegie in 1972 before President John Synodinos H'96 
committed the building fully to enrollment in 1992 and started comprehensive campus improvements with 
Carnegie landscaping," Stanson said. 

The marble table pictured in the black and white photograph hanging in the rotunda today sits in front 
of Browns desk, the same desk once used by Stanson and Dr. Clark Carmean H'85 when they oversaw the 
Colleges Office of Admission. From there, Stanson points out the window to the site of an old campus message 
board. Today, just inside the front doors, another welcome board greets students as does the spectacular, 
intricate woodwork from when the building was completed in 1905. 

(left): Students study in 
the Carnegie Library, 
circa 1929-1930, in what 
is today the Reinhart 
Conference Room. The 
building is now called 
the Carnegie Building 
and houses the Office of 
Admission and Office of 
Financial Aid (right): 
A display replicating the 
original marble-topped 
table sits in the center &f 
the Carnegie Rotunda. 

Begun in 1904, the Carnegie Library was the second of six structures 
built during the presidency of Hervin Ulysses Roop (1897-1905). 
Roop approached the Carnegie Foundation, run by philanthropist 
Andrew Carnegie, for funding for the library. Up to that point, the 
foundation had only provided library bequests to towns and cities. 
Roops persistence clearly paid off and resulted in a gift of $20,000. A 
marble plaque above the reception desk honors Carnegie's gift. 

Since its completion, the building and its denizens have served 
generations of students and alumni. In fact, Carnegie is where 
Stanson first met Dr. George "Rinso" Marquette '48 and Brown 
first met Lou Sorrentino '54. Other notable names that connect to 
the history of Carnegie and its many roles include librarians Helen 
Ethel Myers, Dr. Donald £. Fields, and Frances T. Fields, deans 
Martha Faust and Rosemary Yuhas, bookstore manager Lilly 
Struble, and College historian Edna Carmean '59. 





Dr. Lynn G. Phillips '68 
Dr. Edward H. Arnold H'87 
Katherine J. Bishop 
Harry B.Yost '62 
Beth Esler Douglas 
Deborah R. Fullam '81 
George J. King '68 

Vice Chair 
Vice Chair 

Assistant Secretary 
Assistant Treasurer 

2010-2011 Board Members 

Kristen R. Angstadt '74, BJV., M JV., Ph.D. 

Supervisor — Pupil Services, Student Services, Capital Area 
Intermediate Unit #15 

Edward H. Arnold H'87, BJV., LH.D. 

Chairman, Arnold Logistics 

Katherine J. Bishop, BA, M.S. 

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairperson, Lebanon 
Seaboard Corporation 

Edward D. Breen, B.S. 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tyco Electronics 

The Rev. Alfred T. Day III, BJV., M.Div. 

Senior Pastor, Historic St. George's United Methodist Church in 
Old City Philadelphia 

Wesley T. Dellinger 75, B.S., CRS, GRI, CSP 

Director, Lebanon Operations, Brownstone Real Estate 

Geret P. DePiper '68, B.A. 

Retired Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, CSX 
World Terminals, LLC 

Ronald J. Dmevich, B.S. 

Senior Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the 
Board, Capital Blue Cross 

James G. Glasgow Jr. '81, B.S., MBA 

Managing Director/Portfolio Manager, Five Mile Capital 
Partners, Inc. 

Robert E. Harbaugh '74, BJV., M.D. 

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, 
Director of the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute, 
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 

Marc A. Harris, BJV., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Chemistry, LVC 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, BJV., M.Ed. 
Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. 

John F. Jurasits Jr. P'03, B.S. 

Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, inc. 

George J. King '68, B.S., CPJV. 

President, RWS Energy Services 

Malcolm L Lazin '65, B.S., J.D. 

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Equality Forum 

William Lehr Jr, B.BJV., J.D. 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Blue Cross 

Stephen C. MacDonald, BA, Ph.D. 

President, LVC 

Megan B. McGrady '1 1 

Student Trustee, LVC 

Daniel K. Meyer '81, BJV., M.D. 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson 
Medical School, Camden, and Program Director, Infectious 
Diseases Fellowship Program at Cooper University Hospital 

Carroll "Skip* L Missimer '76, '79, BJV, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Global Director for Environmental Affairs, PH. Glatfelter 

Renee Lapp Norris, B.A., M.M., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Music, LVC 

John S. Oyler, BJV, J.D. 

Partner, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC 

Lynn G. Phillips '68, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. 

Former Chief Administration Officer and Director, Aresty 
Institute of Executive Education, Wharton School of the 
University of Pennsylvania 

George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S. 

Former Insurance Commissioner, Retired, State of 
Connecticut and Retired Professor, University of 
Connecticut and Fordham University of Law 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S. 

Chief Executive Officer, Echo Data Group 

Elliott Robinson, B.S. 

Vice President, Administration, Milton Hershey School 

Elyse E. Rogers 76, B.A., J.D. 

Partner, Saidis, Sullivan & Rogers 

Alan A. Symonette, B.A., J.D. 

Arbitrator, National Arbitrator Center 

RyanH.Tweedie / 93,B.S. 

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Sapien, LLC 

Elizabeth R. Unger 72, B.S., M.D., Ph.D. 
Anatomical Pathologist and Research Team Leader, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Scott N. Walck, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Professor of Physics, LVC 

Albertine P.Washington, H'97, B.A., P.D. 
Retired Educator, Lebanon School District 

Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com. 
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. 

Harry B.Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LLM. 

Senior Partner, Appel & Yost, LLP 

Kelly E. Zimmerman '12 

Student Trustee, LVC 


Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B., LL.B. 

Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer 

Ross W. Fasick '55, H'03, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., L.H.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de Nemours 
and Co. 

*Eugene C. Fish H'82, B.S., J.D., L.H.D. 
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; 

Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; 

Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter 

Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S. 
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc. 

Martin L. Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey 
International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation 

Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A. 

Retired Business Executive 

The Rev. Gerald D. Kauffman '44, H'65, A.B., B.D., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church; Officer of the 

Courts, County of Cumberland; Pastor Emeritus, Grace 

United Methodist Church, Carlisle 

Kenneth H. Plummer 

Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc. 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58, H'97, B.S., L.H.D. 
Retired Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. 

Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.S. 

Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines 

*F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, H'85, B.S., LL.D. 
Retired Principal, Arthur Young and Company 

The Rev. Daniel L Shearer '38, H'65, A.B., M.S.T., S.T.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Morton Spector H'02 

Design House Kitchens and Appliances, LLC 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, H'89, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci. 
Retired Chief of Carcinogen Metabolism and Toxicology 
Branch National Cancer Institute 

Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., MBA, D.Sci. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc. 

The Rev. J. Dennis Williams, H'90, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., 
D.D., H.D.D. 

Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Former District 
Superintendent and Dean of Cabinet of the Eastern 
Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church 


Suzanne H. Arnold H'96 

Community Leader and Philanthropist 

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson 75, B.A., M.Div., D.Min. 
Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of The United Methodist 

F. Obai Kabia 73, P'99, P'OO, P'02, B.S., M.P.A. 
Retired Political Affairs Officer, United Nations 

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton, B.A., M.Div. 

Bishop of the Central PA Conference of The United 
Methodist Church 

Publication Staff 

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications: 
Martin J. Parkes 

Editors: Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Kelly Alsedek, Jasmine 
Ammons Bucher '97, M'04, P'14, Marianne Clay, 
Meghan Johnson, Mary Kent '1 1, Christine Brandt Little, 
Emily Summey, and Anita Williams 

Writers: Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97, M'04, P'14,Tim 
Flynn '05, Dr. Art Ford '59, the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, Dr. 
Tom Hanrahan, Jayanne Hayward '01, Sue Sarisky Jones 
'92, Dr. William McGill, Martin J. Parkes, Dr. Kevin Pry, 
Katrina Wells '12, and the Rev. Dr. Dennis Williams 

Designer: Tom Castanzo, Afire Creative Group 

Portrait Photography: Dennis Crews 

Other Photography: Doug Plummer, Schaeffer Family, 
Stretcher Family, LVC Archives 

Research: Maureen Anderson Bentz '00, the Rev. Dr. Paul 
Fullmer, and Dr. Tom Hanrahan 


of Activities 

For year ended June 30 




Educational and General: 

Tuition and Fees (net of institutional 

financial aid) 



Government Grants 



Gifts and Private Grants 



Endowment / Investment Income 



Auxiliary Enterprises 



Interest on Loans 



Gains on Property and Investments, Net 



Total Revenue and Other Additions 






Educational and General: 




Academic Support 



Student Services 



Public Services 



Operation and Maintenance of Plant 



General Institution 



Student Aid (government) 



Auxiliary Enterprises 



Total Expenditures and Other Deductions 



Change in Net Assets 



Net Assets Beginning of Year 



Net Assets End of Year 



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